Hyundai A-League 2010/11 Week 16 Preview

All the facts and figures for week 16 of the Hyundai A-League

This is the Official Preview for Week 16 of the Hyundai A-League 2010/11 season. Please note squads are subject to change.

Accredited media wishing to attend any Hyundai A-League match should contact the respective home Club media contact prior to match day, to reserve their seat in the media seating area. Media are encouraged to contact the respective Club media manager for further Club specific information or clarification. For fixtures, card reports or for further information visit www.a-league.com.au

Adelaide United vs. Gold Coast United Friday, 26 November 2010 Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide Local kick-off: 7:30pm (8.00pm AEDT) Referee: Peter Green Assistant referees: Paul Cetrangolo and Curtis Wordsworth Fourth official: Regis Queffelec

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 1, FS1 HD and Sky Sport 3 (NZ). Hyundai A-League club radio broadcast partners are ABC Digital (Adelaide). To purchase tickets visit www.ticketek.com.au

Turn up early and support the Lady Reds as they take on Melbourne Victory at Hindmarsh Stadium, 4.45pm kick-off before the main game at 7.30pm.

Adelaide United: 1.Eugene GALEKOVIC (gk), 2.Robert CORNTHWAITE, 4.Iain FYFE, 5.Daniel MULLEN, 6.CASSIO, 7.Lucas PANTELIS, 8.Adam HUGHES, 9.Sergio VAN DIJK, 10.Marcos FLORES, 12.Paul REID, 13.Travis DODD (c), 16.Inseob SHIN, 17.Iain RAMSAY, 18.Fabian BARBIERO, 20.Mark BIRIGHITTI (gk), 24.Cameron WATSON *one to be omitted*

In: Daniel MULLEN (returns from injury), Paul REID (returns from suspension), Inseob SHIN (promoted) Out: Joe KEENAN (stomach - 1 week), Bradley NORTON (returns to NYL) Unavailable: Nigel BOOGAARD (ankle - 2 weeks), Mathew LECKIE (knee - 7 weeks), Joe COSTA (knee - season)

Gold Coast United: 20.Scott HIGGINS (gk). 2.Steve PANTELIDIS, 5.ROBSON, 6.Dino DJULBIC, 7.Zenon CARAVELLA, 8.ANDERSON, 10.Jason CULINA (c), 11.Bruce DJITE, 13.Bas VAN DEN BRINK, 15.Tahj MINNIECON, 16.Kristian REES, 18.James BROWN, 19.Andrew BARISIC, 22.Adama TRAORE, 23.Steve FITZSIMMONS, 24.John CURTIS, 30.Jerrad TYSON (gk) *two to be omitted*

In: Bruce DJITE (return from hamstring injury), James BROWN (promoted), Jerrad TYSON (gk) (promoted) Out: Glen MOSS (gk) (ankle injury - 1 week) Unavailable: Daniel PIORKOWSKI (ankle injury - indefinite), Matt OSMAN (knee injury - indefinite), Michael THWAITE (ankle injury - 1 week), Joel PORTER (hamstring injury - 1 week)

Head-to-Head: All matches (played 4): Adelaide United wins 0, Gold Coast United wins 1 (3 draws)

• Dino Djulbic is set to make his 50th Hyundai A-League appearance. • Gold Coast United will be aiming to maintain their record of being the only club yet to lose an away match this season.

Wellington Phoenix vs. Melbourne Victory Saturday, 27 November 2010 Westpac Stadium, Wellington Local kick-off: 6:00pm (4.00pm AEDT) Referee: Peter O'Leary Assistant referees: Brent Best and Mark Rule Fourth official: Glen Lochrie

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 1, FS1 HD & Sky Sport 1 (NZ). A-League club broadcast partner is The Radio Network (Wellington) 1035AM 774 ABC (Melbourne), and SEN Digital. To purchase tickets visit www.ticketek.co.nz

Wellington Phoenix: 1. Mark PASTON (gk), 2. Manny MUSCAT, 4. Nick WARD, 6. Tim BROWN, 7. Leo BERTOS, 8. Paul IFILL, 9. Chris GREENACRE, 11. DANIEL, 12. James MUSA, 13. Troy HEARFIELD, 14. Mirjan PAVLOVIC, 15. Jade NORTH, 17. Vince LIA, 19. Danny VUKOVIC (gk), 21. Marco ROJAS, 22. Andrew DURANTE (c), 23. Dylan MACALLISTER, 26. Simon ELLIOTT *three to be omitted*

In: James MUSA (promoted), Simon ELLIOTT (promoted), Dylan MACALLISTER (promoted), Mirjan PAVLOVIC (promoted) Out: Ben SIGMUND (suspended - 1 game) Unavailable: Tony LOCHHEAD (groin - 3 weeks), Oscar Roberto CORNEJO (knee - 3 weeks)

Melbourne Victory: 1.Michael PETKOVIC (gk), 2. Kevin MUSCAT (c), 3. Mate DUGANDZIC, 6. Leigh BROXHAM, 8.Grant BREBNER, 10. Archie THOMPSON, 11.Marvin ANGULO, 12.Rodrigo VARGAS, 13. Diogo FERREIRA, 14. Billy CELESKI, 15.Tom PONDELJAK, 16.Carlos HERNANDEZ, 19. Evan BERGER, 20.Sebastian MATTEI (gk), 21. Robbie KRUSE 23. Adrian LEIJER, 27. Geoff KELLAWAY *one to be omitted*

In: Geoff KELLAWAY (promoted) Out: Nil Unavailable: RICARDINHO (knee - 4 weeks), Surat SUKHA (rested)

Head-to-Head: All matches (played 10): Wellington Phoenix wins 1, Melbourne Victory wins 4 (5 draws)

• Having not won any of their previous six away matches, Melbourne Victory are aiming to avoid creating a new club record for longest winless streak away from home (seven). In fact, the Victory have won just two Hyundai A-League matches in the past twelve months.

Melbourne Heart vs. Sydney FC Saturday, 27 November 2010 AAMI Park, Melbourne Local kick-off: 8:15pm Referee: Alan Milliner Assistant referees: Hakan Anaz and Shaun Evans Fourth official: Lucien Laverdure

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 3, FS3 HD & Sky Sport 1 (NZ). Hyundai A-League club broadcast partner is 774 ABC (Melbourne), SEN Digital. To purchase tickets visit www.ticketek.com.au

Melbourne Heart: 1. Clint BOLTON, 2. Michael MARRONE, 3. Brendan HAMILL, 4. Simon COLOSIMO, 5. Michael BEAUCHAMP, 9. Gerald SIBON, 10. Wayne SRHOJ, 11. Alex TERRA, 12. Peter ZOIS, 15. John ALOISI, 16. Aziz BEHICH, 17. Jason HOFFMAN, 20. Josip SKOKO, 21. Kliment TASESKI, 22. Nick KALMAR, 23. Dean HEFFERNAN, 25. Adrian ZAHRA *two to be omitted*

In: Simon COLOSIMO (returns from injury), John ALOISI (returns from rest), Dean HEFFERNAN (returns from illness) Out: Matt THOMPSON (suspended - 1 week) Unavailable: Rutger WORM (groin 2-3 weeks), Eli BABALJ (hip and thigh 6-8 weeks), Kamal IBRAHIM (quad 2-4 weeks), Ante TOMIC (hip 3-4 weeks)

Sydney FC: 1. Liam REDDY (gk), 2. Sebastian RYALL, 3. Stephan KELLER, 5. Hayden FOXE, 6. Hirofumi MORIYASU, 7. Brendan GAN, 8. Stuart MUSIALIK, 9. Bruno CAZARINE, 11. Kofi DANNING, 12. Shannon COLE, 14. Alex BROSQUE, 15. Terry MCFLYNN (c), 16. Terry ANTONIS, 20. Ivan NECEVSKI (gk), 21. Scott JAMIESON, 22. Sung-Hwan BYUN, 23. Rhyan GRANT, 24. Dimitri PETRATOS *three to be omitted

In: Terry ANTONIS (promoted), Kofi DANNING (promoted), Brendan GAN (promoted) Out: Nil Unavailable: Nicky Carle (Back - 4 Weeks)

• TERRY McFlynn is set to play his 110th Hyundai A-League match for Sydney FC, which would make him the club's leading player in terms of Hyundai A-League appearances, putting him ahead of Sydney FC-s former goalkeeper Clint Bolton (109 appearances for Sydney FC).

Central Coast Mariners vs. Brisbane Roar Sunday, 28 November 2010 Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford Local kick-off: 4:00pm Referee: Ryan Shepheard Assistant referees: Alex Glasgow and Ryan Gallagher Fourth official: Kurt Ams

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 1, FS1 HD & on Sky Sports 3. Hyundai A-League club broadcast partner is 96.3 Coast FM (Gosford). To purchase tickets visit www.ticketek.com.au

Central Coast Mariners squad: 2 Daniel MCBREEN, 3. Joshua ROSE, 6. Patrick ZWAANSWIJK, 7. John HUTCHINSON, 8. Rostyn GRIFFITHS, 9. Nik MRDJA, 11. Oliver BOZANIC, 12. Matthew LEWIS, 14. Michael McGLINCHEY, 16. Trent SAINSBURY, 17. Chris DOIG, 18. Alex WILKINSON (c), 19. Matt SIMON, 20. Mathew RYAN (gk), 22. Mustafa AMINI, 23. Adam KWASNIK, 30. Paul HENDERSON (gk). *two to be omitted*

In: Nik MRDJA (promoted), Rostyn GRIFFITHS (promoted) Out: Nil Unavailable: Pedj BOJIC (hamstring - 3 weeks), Patricio PEREZ (hip - indefinite), Brad PORTER (knee - 9 weeks), Jess VANSTRATTAN (knee - season)

Brisbane Roar: 1. Michael THEOKLITOS (gk), 2. Matt SMITH, 3. Luke DEVERE, 5. Ivan FRANJIC, 6. Erik PAARTALU, 7. Kosta BARBAROUSES, 8. Massimo MURDOCCA, 9. Jean Carlos SOLORZANO, 11. REINALDO, 12. Matt MUNDY, 14. Rocky VISCONTE, 15. Matt McKAY, 17. Mitch NICHOLS, 18. Luke BRATTAN, 20. Andrew REDMAYNE (gk), 22. Thomas BROICH, 23. Milan SUSAK *two to be omitted*

In: Rocky VISCONTE (promoted), Luke BRATTAN (promoted) Out: Nil Unavailable: HENRIQUE (broken arm - indefinite), Shane STEFANUTTO (hamstring 4-6 weeks)

Head-to-Head: All matches (played 18): Central Coast Mariners wins 3, Brisbane Roar wins 9 (6 draws)

• Having scored in their previous nine home matches, the Central Coast Mariners are aiming to create a new club record for scoring in most consecutive home matches (ten). • Having remained undefeated in their previous 13 matches, Brisbane Roar are aiming to create a new record for the Hyundai A-League all-time longest undefeated streak which they currently share with Adelaide United (13).

North QLD Fury vs. Perth Glory Sunday, 28 November 2010 Dairy Farmers Stadium, Townsville Local kick-off: 5:00pm (6.00pm AEDT) Referee: Kris Griffiths-Jones Assistant referees: Graham Buzzi and Nathan Macdonald Fourth official: Daniel Jones

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 1 & Sky Sports 3 (NZ). Hyundai A-League club broadcast partner is Zinc 100.7 (Townsville) and 882 6PR (Perth). To purchase tickets visit www.ticketek.com.au

North Queensland Fury squad: 1. Justin PASFIELD (gk), 2. Jack HINGERT, 3. Brad McDONALD, 5. Mark HUGHES, 6. Ufuk TALAY (c), 7. Gareth EDDS, 9. Eugene SSEPPUYA, 10. Dyron DAAL, 11. David WILLIAMS, 12. Panagiotis NIKAS, 13. Andre KILIAN, 15. Chris PAYNE, 16. Simon STOREY, 17. Osama Malik, 18. Brett STUDMAN, 19. Isaka CERNAK, 21. Jason SPAGNUOLO, 23. Lorenzo SIPI, 24. Ramazan TAVSANCIOGLU, 28. Sebastian USAI (gk) *five to be omitted*

In: Dyron DAAL (back from knee injury), Eugene SSEPPUYA (promoted), Brett STUDMAN (promoted), Lorenzo SIPI (promoted), Ramazan TAVSANCIOGLU (new signing) Out: Nil Unavailable: Eric AKOTO (knee - 4 weeks), Adam CASEY (ankle - 1 week), Chris GROSSMAN (knee - 3 weeks), Matthew HAM (knee - out for the season)

Perth Glory squad: 1. Tando VELAPHI (gk), 3. Jamie COYNE, 7.Jacob BURNS (C), 9.Robbie FOWLER, 10.Michael BAIRD, 11. Branko JELIC, 13.Tommy AMPHLETT, 14.Steven McGARRY, 15.Howard FONDYKE, 16. Adriano PELLEGRINO, 17. Todd HOWARTH, 18.Brent GRIFFTHS 19.Naum SEKULOVSKI, 20. Aleks VRTESKI (gk), 21.Mile STERJOVSKI, 24. Josh RISDON *one to be omitted*

In: Brent GRIFFTHS (returns from suspension), Michael BAIRD (promoted), Mile STERJOVSKI (returns from flu), Josh RISDON (promoted) Out: Josh MITCHELL (suspended - pending), Scott NEVILLE (suspended - 1 week)

Unavailable: 2.Josh MITCHELL (suspended), 5.Andy TODD (Hip - 1 weeks), 5.Jamie HARNWELL (calf -1 week), 6.Chris COYNE (on loan -January), 8.Victor SIKORA (Hip - season), 12.Scott NEVILLE (suspended).

Head-to-Head: All matches (played 5): North Queensland Fury wins 3, Perth Glory wins 0 (2 draws)

• Having lost their previous three home matches, North Queensland Fury are aiming to avoid becoming the first team to lose four consecutive home matches in the Hyundai A-League since Brisbane Roar lost four consecutive matches in August-November 2008.